Housing GSO was developed in tandem with an update to the HUD-mandated Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) and 5-Year Consolidated Plan. The AI process requires jurisdictions receiving federal housing funds to assess their policies and programs to demonstrate they are meeting their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing and are taking action to overcome longstanding patterns of housing discrimination and segregation. The Consolidated Plan is a framework to guide the City’s housing investments using its federal funds from the CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA programs. By undertaking these planning processes concurrently, all planned investments, programs, and new strategies are aligned across the Consolidated Plan and the Housing Plan. Housing GSO was developed in collaboration with the Greensboro community and stakeholders from a diversity of backgrounds. HR&A worked with the City’s Neighborhood Development Department (NDD) to conduct multiple rounds of stakeholder discussions, hold a citywide public meeting, and release two public surveys. This engagement took place over a nine-month period and reached over 400 residents, shaping the housing goals around which Housing GSO is organized and informing the plan’s recommendations.